Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 30

Brewster DNA Test

DNA testing is rather popular among genealogists these days. The possibility of discovering ancestral origins, unknown relatives and family connections is appealing to us. So I recently decided to explore this area of genealogy, too. I am still learning about using DNA for genealogy research but I know a little more about interpreting the results …

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Aug 27

Tombstone Tuesday–Martin V. and Clara H. Stamm

This is the tombstone of Martin V. and Clara H. Stamm, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: STAMM Martin V. 1882-1974 Clara H. 1889-1979 Martin Victor Stamm, born 1 March 1882, was the son of Peter and Mary A. (Breuninger) Stamm, of Harrison Township, Van …

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Aug 22

News From the 2013 FGS Conference

The time has finally arrived! This week I am attending the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference in Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne’s Grand Wayne Center is a great facility for this conference. It is roomy and convenient, with the session rooms and the exhibit hall close to each other. Plus, it is right across the …

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Aug 20

Tombstone Tuesday–Peter Stamm

This is the tombstone of Peter Stamm, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Peter Stamm Born 30 January 1850 Died 7 October 1895 45y, 9m, 23d Text Psalm 90:12 According to the church records of Zion Lutheran, Schumm, Peter Stamm was born 30 January …

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Aug 16

Metal Cemetery Monuments

If you enjoy walking through older cemeteries as much as I do, you might have noticed some beautiful, but different looking grave markers. These markers have a blue-gray color and even though most of these monuments date back to the last half of the 19th century, they have not weathered at all. Their lines and …

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